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Factions - Pack Leader vs. Prestige Breeder

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 18, 2014, 12:43 AM


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These two factions comprise two very different branches of the tokota world. Prestige Breeders are those that tend to focus on more domestic sports and advanced breeding, whereas Pack Leaders tend to make their living in colder climates, doing more traditional and rugged work than the former. When you join Tokotas, you have a choice to join either of these factions. Each have their own benefits. Regardless of which faction you choose, however, you may still participate in any discipline or type of show with your tokota and rider.

You may choose to stay neutral; however for certain task sets such as Rites of Fertility and Rites of Dominance, you must choose either path to temporarily take for your award, (eg you are neutral, but decide to finish your Rites of Fertility with Rite of Strength, making your awarded Arms of Akna that of a Pack Leader) and you will not receive either set of long term benefits.

One of the purposes of factions is to build mini-communities within each and breed friendly competition between the two. Your faction will be your mini tokota "family." There are "brawl" competitions between both factions, in which both sides will compete for faction points.

Pack Leader


These are a hearty, resilient sort, most of whom make a living doing more practical work, such as ice fishing and hunting. Seldom do they focus on breeding for color, and choose only the most tough, capable dogs to fill their pack. Pack leaders are very spiritual, and most have roots in the Arctic. Most are a bit "outdated" and lead simple lives, though they are a very competitive bunch, with deep connections to their animals. Typically, they are not overtly wealthy people, though there are exceptions.

Benefits


  • Guaranteed 1 average pup +25% chance to produce average status pups from pairings that would normally result in submissive pups.
  • +5% chance for pups to inherit non-physical traits (Hunter, Mauja's Draw, etc) from parents in a breeding.
  • +10 to your score in any traditional competition (ice fishing, ice racing, sled racing) - does not include group hunting or fishing activities.
  • +3 HP earned for all activities instead of +2.
  • 25% chance to roll an additional item in any group activity (hunting, fishing, exploring, caving, and diving).


Prestige Breeder


These are people more focused on appreciation of the species for its beauty and history, rather than for its many uses. They are very knowledgeable on Tokota genetics and breeding, and have an extensive network for similar enthusiasts of the species. Prestige Breeders are more modern and progressive and, though it varies from person to person, most are not afraid to participate in traditional sports - though it is less common to see them in a more cultural setting.

Benefits


  • +3% chance to roll a rare mane type in any breeding (curly, long mane, sphinx, etc).
  • +5% chance for pups to inherit physical traits (curly tail, bob tail, etc) from parents in a breeding.
  • +10 to your score in any equitation class (showjumping, driving, cutting/herding, fox hunting, etc).
  • Minimum of 2 pups rolled for each litter rather than 1, when breeding non-dominant tokotas (also applies to Dire x Dire breedings).
  • 25% chance to roll an additional pup in any litter.




How to Join a Faction



Go to your profile and click 'manage profile' on Tokotna.com!


If you are changing your faction, having joined one already, check under 'manage profile' to see if you have a faction switch left!

Remember


  • You may only change your faction twice a year. In the beginning of every year, you will receive the ability to switch your faction if you switched already in the previous year.
  • Your faction remains anchored to your dA name. Feel free to create any characters you may want, but you may not, for instance, have two rider characters, one a Prestige Breeder and one a Pack Leader, and receive benefits for both factions.


Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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:iconshangry-ia:
Shangry-Ia Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018
Is the Faction Brawl still a thing? I so would love to try and win the companion ^^'  Spirit of Competition- Neutral by TokoTime
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NorthPaws Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We haven't had a brawl in quite a while, but we may plan one some time in the future.
Those companions are pretty cool :eyebrows:
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Shangry-Ia Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
Yayyay! *keeping my eyes open* :dummy: thanks
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Wiggle16 Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I went on a pretty long hiatus from DA, but want to get back into this group. I'm not sure whether I ever joined a faction, is there any way to check this?
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Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner May 20, 2018
Factions were re-set, so you need to re-join anyway :D
You need to sign up for our new banking system first & then you can pick via the site - comments.deviantart.com/1/7443…
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Wiggle16 Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks ^_^
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AstaraBriarart Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Question, I just had a breeding roll not work because I was not listed as a PL but I have earned fraction points before for PL and I was listed as well as I have already sent in my request months ago so it wont let me resign up so I'm kinda unsure what to do to fix it. ^^"
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LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
Factions reset every year, and since it's a new year, we've recently reset. ;u; You don't need to fill out the form anymore. Admins go by the faction listed on your Tokotna profile now. You'll need to select your faction on your profile, and then you'll be good to go. c:
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Shaslan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I've been trying to update my faction too, but there doesnt see to be an option on Tokotna to change it; when you click manage profile the only option available is to change your password. Any ideas as to how I can update my faction?
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LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
Hmmm. That is odd. You're sure you don't see it? This is where the box sits on my profile:
gyazo.com/a0773f29d2e8b019d529…

And then the drop-down menu that comes up lets me change it. If you're for sure not seeing it though, would you mind sending me a screenshot of what you do see? If it's not there, that sounds like an issue I'll need to pass along to our coder. ;u; Or maybe something they can clarify for me.
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Shaslan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your help with that; it is there now! Either there was a bug yesterday, or I just missed it. Either way, thanks again :)
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LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
Ah! I'm glad it reappeared! Maybe the page just wasn't loaded or something. the internet is a mystery, tbh. lol c: No problem at all. <3
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AstaraBriarart Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay sounds good, I will go and do that. Thank you! :D
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chiefcreeden Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Student General Artist
Hi, I just opened tokotna and my faction was reset to not affiliated. When I tried to set it back to prestigious breeders, it would not allow me. I am currently stuck with not affiliated despite not manually changing my own faction. Is there any way I can fix this?
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foxnotch Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2018
When doing activity images for someone and their toko is PL but you're a PB, does the PL HP bonus still count to that tokota or does it only count if someone is PL and drawing their own tokota?
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TotemSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
If a person is in the PL faction, they'll receive the PL HP bonus regardless of who draws or writes the HP. c:
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BuckyB00 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Student General Artist
i changed my username from k1ng0fHell to BuckyB00
how do i get that changed on the faction?
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Lurhstaap Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Gah. How do people choose a faction when they have multiple Tokotas and thus multiple handlers? Some of them would be Prestige Breeders and some would be Pack Leaders. So I find it very difficult to choose a single overall faction to represent all of my stuff when neither faction fits everyone comfortably. I know most people have many Tokos, so how is this normally resolved? I don't think I have a preponderance of one or the other, which would make the decision much easier, alas.
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LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
My handler is very PL, but I personally went with PB because the bonuses suited me/my style of play better (though PL's bonuses are very appealing these days since I'm hardcore on the HP train lately). c: So you could choose whatever suits your style of play, rather than worrying about handlers. Alternatively, you can always stay neutral. ;u; You don't have to choose a faction if you don't want to, but you can also take as much time as you need to choose if you do want to pick a side.
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Lurhstaap Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Staying neutral is appealing, on the one hand, but on the other it seems foolish to just give up on it. Both sides get great bonuses. Unfortunately I'm the sort of player who's likely to do a bit of everything, hence why I have ideas for handlers of both sides in the first place. Themewise I vibe more with PL... but I LOVE breeding games, I've played so many of them with their own websites (like Wajas or Felisfire), so PB definitely appeals to me as well. 

Alas! XD Good thing I've got time to waffle about it, I guess. Thanks for your input. :)
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Pawses Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017
i've got a new account, do I note the group for a username change on the list?
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Queen-Anarchy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Changed my Name!
i noted the group the Day i changed my name, it used to be Smokey1999 but no one got back to me on that Note, so here i am trying to fix this, so i need some help Changing it
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CH-Travels Featured By Owner Edited Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An admin mentioned that members may change their faction once per year, so I was wondering if that is true? Does it start on the first day of each new year, if it is true?
Just wondering since the journal says that members may change their faction only once, with no mention of if it's allowed to be done annually 
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magikwolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Professional Artist
Does the once a year reset depend on when member picks a faction, meaning if I submit for PB today then next year from today is when i can reset my faction?
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017
No, factions are reset at the beginning of every year for everyone. c:
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magikwolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Professional Artist
At the beginning of year meaning...? Is there a specific date of month?
May was when group was asked to pick.
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
January, please only post your questions in one area and wait for a response, you will be gotten to ^^
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Canis-Lumina Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How often can you change your faction? Or is this a one-time choice?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
you can change factions once a year
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magikwolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Professional Artist
Does the once a year reset depend on when member picks a faction, meaning if I submit for PB today then next year from today is when i can reset my faction?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
no, the factions are reset at the beginning of the year for everyone
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magikwolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Professional Artist
Oh ok. Another question, does the PL benefit of 25% chance of extra item to be rolled in any activity stack up with other tacks and companions with same bonus?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Yes
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magikwolf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Professional Artist
Cool, so will 25% for extra item bonus stack up through tacks and companions for a single Toko too?

Also, Do I still get to one time to switch faction before and after reset time period?
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
yes it stacks, and as long as you haven't changed factions after the last reset, you can switch
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Canis-Lumina Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay thank you :)
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Ace118 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
How often do you have to join a faction? just asking as my name is not on the pb list and I always choose that
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
In the last few months, the list has been reset several times due to benefit changes, though usually they are only reset once a year. We always announce in the news when they are reset.
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Ace118 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
Thank you
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GroovyPoltergeists Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hey, I'm switching my accounts and retiring this one, do I need to go somewhere to have my faction listing updated with the new name, or do I need to fully resubmit my faction status? 
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TeachMeToLearn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
you need to change your name in bank, you can also note the group to have you changed on the faction list. Since the account would be retiring, you may also want to transfer all your tokotas/genos/crafting items to your new account as well
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GroovyPoltergeists Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the info! <3 this was helpful ;0; !!!
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ninjastarhate Featured By Owner Edited Sep 3, 2017  Student General Artist
Hi! I think I forgot my faction owo"" how do I find it again? I think I was PL that switched to PB.
I'm blind please ignore the first part of this comment haha

Also, I did a bunch of art and activities when I was PL. Do those bonuses no longer apply to the Tokota since I switched?
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tromacom Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
If your faction has been officially changed then no the bonuses will no longer apply
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ninjastarhate Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Poop, thanks !
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ZestyToaster Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hi, I recently changed my username from allieomalley to ZestyToaster, and I wanted to get my name updated in the faction members list ^^ if I'm supposed to comment elsewhere I apologise, I couldn't find any specific place :')
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tromacom Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You'll need to note the group ^^
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ZestyToaster Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Okay, thank you! ^^
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Thaldryn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If someone else does activities for you (if they are a PL, and you are a PL, or if they are a PB and you are a PL) Do you still get the +3 either way?
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tromacom Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends on you, the Tokota's owner. If you're PL it doesn't matter who does the art, you'll still get the +3
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